The Community Action Team
We are a team of Community Workers, with many years’ experience of working with tenants and residents in inner-city areas.
We aim to develop a ‘Community-led Approach’, supporting residents and service users to take a lead in showing how services can be improved.
The more that service providers and service users work together in partnership to monitor, evaluate and develop service improvements, the better services will be.
CAT provides a wide range of projects, including:
- Community Safety Plans: Identifying residents’ concerns and their solutions to tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and harassment.
- Community Surveys: Showing the views of service users – and identifying their recommendations for improvements (these form a large part of our work).
- Diversity Projects: involving hard-to-reach and disadvantaged groups
- Festivals, conferences, public events - and more.
- Social Cohesion Projects: Supporting people who experience racial harassment to show how the problem can be tackled effectively.
- Tenant Participation Projects: Maximising tenant and resident involvement – particularly from vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups.
- Youth projects and Crime Diversion Projects: Involving young people from start to finish – designing and evaluating projects themselves, involving young people at risk of offending in positive activities, diverting them away from crime.
- Training for Residents and Staff: Training for residents and staff: Showing how service providers and service users can work in partnership to deliver improved services.
CAT: Developing a Community-led Approach
"CAT were very professional and they opened our
eyes about groups that had not been previously
involved" - Pat Fordham, Chair, South Lewisham
Housing Panel on the ‘Reaching Out’ project.